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Absentee voters can drop off their election ballots in this box on Court Street in uptown Athens.

Ohio Already Approaching Record Level Of Absentee Ballot Requests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than twice as many absentee applications have been received from Ohio voters than at this point four years ago, when a record number of early votes were cast in a presidential election in Ohio. Secretary of State Frank LaRose reports just under 1.8 million applications have been mailed… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 7 COVID-19 Cases For September 23

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 636 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after seven cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 23. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates all of these new cases involved… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine gives a coronavirus update from his home on August 20, 2020.

Ohio Reports Lowest Number Of Daily Coronavirus Cases In Two Weeks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — The Ohio Department of Health reported 685 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest number of cases reported since Sept. 8. The state’s 21-day average continues to stay around 1,000 cases, with a slight downward trend. On Tuesday Ohio reported 145,850 total COVID-19 cases and 4,635 deaths. The… Read More

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown on the left and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman on the right

US Senators Explain Their Changed Positions On Confirming A Supreme Court Nominee In 2016 And Now

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican Ohio US Senator Rob Portman has been called a hypocrite in recent days for not doing what he called for in an op-ed back in 2016 – holding off on confirmations for a US Supreme Court justice replacement in a presidential election year. Democratic Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who urged confirmation… Read More

Mike Rodriguez headshot

WOUB Employee Spotlight: Student Professional Development and Production Services Manager Michael Rodriguez


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Rodriguez has been working at WOUB for 20 years ATHENS, OH – This time of year is normally when WOUB Student Professional Development and Production Services Manager Michael Rodriguez feels like he is running around with his hair on fire. But things are a little different this year. Rodriguez oversees Ohio University students each fall… Read More